Bosch (China)

Company Profile

■URL

https://www.bosch.com.cn/

■Address

No.333, North Fuquan Road, Changning District, Shanghai, China

Business Overview

-The Bosch Group started operations in China in 1984.

-Bosch (China) Investment Ltd. was established in Shanghai in 1999 to oversee the Group's operations in China.

-In 2010, Bosch opened its new Bosch China headquarters in Shanghai, China. The new headquarters is the largest facility for the Bosch Group in Asia Pacific region. It covers 78,000 square meters.

-In January 2015, Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 50% share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH.  ZF Lenksysteme GmbH changed its name into "Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH" and became Bosch's wholly owned subsidiary. The Chinese subsidiaries of ZF Lenksysteme merged into Bosch Group.

-In 2017, the Company operated 62 companies in China. As of December 31, 2017, it had nearly 60,000 employees in China (second to Germany).

 Products of the Automotive Technology Division:
1. Gasoline engine systems
2. Diesel engine systems
3. Chassis control systems
4. Aftermarket products
5. Electrical drives
6. Starter motors and generators
7. Automotive electronics
8. Steering systems
9. Car multimedia

Overview by product

Products Overview
Gasoline engine systems

In 1995, the Group and a consortium lead by SAIC established a joint venture called United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd., with both sides each investing 50% in the new company. The company manufactures gasoline engine management systems (EMS) at its facilities in Shanghai, Wuxi, and Xian. The company has a dominant market share in China.

Diesel engine systems

In 2004, the Group and Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd. established a joint venture called Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd. In 2005, the company started operations at its plant to manufacture common rail high-pressure fuel injection systems. The company concurrently started operations at its technical center to develop diesel engine technology. The amount invested in the new facility was one of the largest investments among all of the Group’s capital spending projects that took place outside Germany.

Chassis systems
Automotive electronics

In 2003, Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. started operations on its ABS production lines. In 2005, the company built a technical center within its facility in order to research and develop vehicle safety systems. In 2006, it completed a new facility to manufacture automotive electronic components such as ABSs, ESPs, TCSs, various control units, and body electronic products.

Electrical drives, Starter motors, Alternators In 2004, the Group established Bosch Automotive Products (Changsha) Co., Ltd., which started supplying starters and alternators in the same year. In 2006, this company started making motors at its new facility. In August 2016, Robert Bosch Motor (China) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch Group (China), began operations in the Changsha.
Steering systems

In 1994, ZF Lenksysteme, a joint venture between Bosch and ZF, established Shanghai ZF Steering Co., Ltd. Shanghai ZF Steering currently holds the largest market share in steering systems in China. In Jan. 2015, Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 50% share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH. Shanghai ZF Steering became subsidiary of Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH.

Products

Passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
Powertrain systems
-Gasoline direct injection
-Gasoline port fuel injection
-Flex-fuel and flex start-up systems
-Compressed natural gas
-Hybrid electronic systems
-Thermal management
-Common-rail systems (solenoid)
-Common-rail systems (piezo)
-Transmission technology
-Electric drive

Human machine interface
-Visualization systems

Connectivity solutions
-Connectivity
-Central Gateway CGW

Automated driving

Driver assistance systems
-Lane change assist
-Lane departure warning
-Lane keeping support
-Predictive emergency braking systems
-Rear cross traffic alert
-Road sign assist
-Intelligent headlight control
-Adaptive cruise control

Driver assistance systems
-Active safety
-Passive safety
-Vehicle dynamic management

Interior comfort systems
-Driver information systems
-Seat comfort systems
-Air conditioning system
-Window and sunroof drive

Steering systems

Wiper systems

Commercial vehicles
Powertrain systems
-Natural gas
-Common-rail systems

Human machine interface
-Visualization systems

Interior comfort systems
-Infotainment systems

Connectivity solutions
-Connectivity

Driver assistance systems
-Intelligent headlight control
-Lane departure warning
-Road sign assistant

Driver assistance systems
-Occupant protection system

Steering systems
-Hydraulic and electrohydraulic steering systems

Two-wheelers
Powertrain systems
-Engine management systems

Human machine interface
-Visualization systems for ebikes

Driver assistance systems
-Motorcycle stability control
-Motorcycle ABS

History

1984 Based on a 10-year patent and technology licensing agreement it signed with Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd., the Company licensed out its production technology and its related information on the A-series fuel injection pumps to Weifu High-Technology.
1994 The Company, Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd., and Zexel jointly established Wuxi Europe-Asia Diesel Fuel Injection Co., Ltd.
Nov. 1994 The Company, Bosch of Germany, and ZF Lenksysteme GmbH jointly established Shanghai ZF Steering Co., Ltd.
Dec. 1995 The Company and Zhong-Lian Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. jointly established United Automotive Electronic Systems Co., Ltd.
April 1996 The Company and Nanjing Electric Group jointly established Nanjing Huade Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
1998 The Company established Bosch Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Jan. 1999 The Company established Bosch (China) Investment Ltd.
Sep. 1999 The Company established Bosch Automotive Products (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
June 2001 ZF Lenksysteme GmbH and Jincheng Corporation jointly established ZF Steering Jincheng (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
Aug. 2004 The Company and Weifu High-Technology Co., Ltd. jointly established Bosch Automotive Diesel Systems Co., Ltd. The new company absorbed Wuxi Europe-Asia Diesel Fuel Injection Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2004 The Company established Bosch Automotive Products (Changsha) Co., Ltd. in  Changsha, Hunan Province.
April 2005 The Company established Bosch Suzhou Technology Center as a technology center to develop  electronic control systems in Suzhou.
Nov. 2005 Bosch Diesel Technology Center (Wuxi) started operating.
2005 ZF Lenksysteme GmbH established ZF Commercial Vehicle Steering (Shandong) Co., Ltd. in Jinan, Shandong Province.
June 2008 Bosch Chassis Systems (Dalian) Co., Ltd., a brake system subsidiary, started commercial production.
Nov. 2008 Bosch (Hulunbeier) Automotive Test and Technology Center Co., Ltd., which is a winter road testing center in Yakeshi, Inner Mongolia, started operations.
Feb. 2010 The Company acquired a remaining 49% stake in Nanjing Huade Spark Plug Co., Ltd. from Nanjing Electric Group, making the entity its wholly-owned subsidiary.
Mar. 2011 Nanjing Huade Spark Plug Co., Ltd. was renamed Bosch Automotive Products (Nanjing) Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2011 The Company opened its new headquarters in Shanghai, China.
Feb. 2012 Established Bosch Automotive Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.
Oct. 2012 Established Bosch Automotive Components (Changchun) Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2012 Established Foundation Brakes (Wuhan) Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2012 Established Bosch Car Multimedia Wuhu Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2013 Bosch (Ningbo) Light Electric Vehicle Motor Co., Ltd. was established.
Jul. 2013 The Bosch Group officially opened its new Chinese subsidiary, Bosch Automotive Products (Chengdu) Co., Ltd.
Nov. 2013 ZF Shanghai Steering Systems (Wuhan) Co. Ltd. was established.
2014 Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (BMTS), a joint venture between Bosch and Mahle, announced that it has established Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned production subsidiary in Shanghai, China.
Jan. 2015 Bosch Group completed its acquisition of ZF Friedrichshafen AG's 50% share in the joint venture ZF Lenksysteme GmbH.  ZF Lenksysteme GmbH changed its name into "Robert Bosch Automotive Steering GmbH" and became Bosch's wholly owned subsidiary. The Chinese subsidiaries of  ZF Lenksysteme would be merged into Bosch Group.
Aug. 2016 Robert Bosch Motor (China) Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bosch Group (China), began operations in the Changsha.

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